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hole-and-corner Explained

hole-and-corner at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life;
"a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"-
H.G.Wells [syn: {hole-in-corner}]
2: conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods;
"clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger
activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner
intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret
sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops";
"an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
[syn: {clandestine}, {cloak-and-dagger}, {hole-and-corner(a)},
{hugger-mugger}, {hush-hush}, {on the quiet(p)}, {secret},
{surreptitious}, {undercover}, {underground}]

hole-and-corner at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: head » en|adjective|head=hole-and-corner
  • Conducted in secret; clandestine.
    1. 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 90:
    2. : Whatever made you think in the first place that I would give up the security of my happy marriage for a hole-and-corner affair with you?


      * cloak-and-dagger

    Translation: et » hole-and-corner
    Translation: ta » hole-and-corner
    Translation: zh » hole-and-corner